Text to speech

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Text-to-speech (TTS) softwares are programs used to transform a text into an audio file which can then be played. Such programs are used by blind people to be able to use computers but can also be used to simply improve computer experience.

List of text to speech applications

  • eSpeak — Compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages which currently supports more than 50 languages.
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ || espeak
  • Festival — General framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech.
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ || festival
  • MBROLA — Non-free phonemes-to-audio program which supports more than 70 languages.
http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html || mbrolaAUR
  • Speech Dispatcher — Common interface to speech synthesis. It has backends for eSpeak, Festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.
http://www.freebsoft.org/speechd || speech-dispatcher

See also

Synthèse vocale en français sous Linux - KubuntuBlog (french)